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  • What's the remedy for medical misinformation?

    Sociology professor Kevin Leicht wearing a suit and tie, sitting in his office with bookshelves behind him

    Kevin Leicht, a sociology professor and the science team lead at the U. of I. System's Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago, is co-leading the development of a software app that will alert clinicians to medical misinformation circulating on social media so they can address it with patients if they choose. The work is funded through a $100,000 grant from the Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation initiative in the Grainger College of Engineering. 

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Kevin Leicht, call 217-300-1399; email